5 May

Canon Printer Error 6A80

Problem

You are unable to print and receive the message Error 6A80 on the computer or printer display screen.

Solution

  1. Switch the printer off.
  2. Hold down the following four buttons for 10 seconds:
    (making sure you press the On/Off button last)
    • Black Photocopy button
    • Red cancel button
    • OK button
    • On/Off Button
  3. Then release the On/Off button only.
  4. When the printer turns on, release all the other buttons.

26 Responses to Canon Printer Error 6A80

  1. well . . . ihave tried these steps to fix problem on my canon MP 648 but, it doesn't work. . . .

  2. not working

  3. Did not work

  4. not working….help!!!!

  5. not working help!!!!

  6. For those of you who are unable to resolve the issue after following the instructions, it is likely that your printer will need repair.

  7. Doctor PrinterLuv March 11, 2012 at 19:21

    Error 6a80 I had a locked print head that was stuck on the right side – I was about to toss the entire printer. I cut a stiff piece of flat thin plastic from a fruit container – about inch wide by four inches long. I slid it under the print head and moved it forward and then to the back a few times. I powered it up and everything works!

    Everybody try this first since it is so simple

  8. It worked on my Canon MX700. Print head was traveling all the way to left but not stuck. Error MSG kept appearing till I followed this advice. Thanks.

  9. You rock, Doctor PrinterLuv. Worked for me.

  10. This worked, thanks so much. I just want to note that I had to manually push the ink away from the right side and use paper towels/q-tips with rubbing alcohol to clean away all the ink that had built up. Mostly on the right side (A white piece)

  11. This solution worked at my printer as well. Thx!!!

    http://www.fixya.com/support/t11437514-canon_mx870_error_6a80

  12. Yes yes yes! I have no idea how this worked but it did. I spent ages trying to get that white tray to move and it just wouldn’t pushing the plastic under it and wiggling it around did the job. Thanks heaps.

  13. Worked Great hold at the same time for 10 seconds. Maybe that’s why it didn’t work for others.

  14. I am amazed – it worked! Thank you very much – a few ink stained fingers is better than the cost of a new printer!

  15. Thanks, I used a plastic ruler and it works.

  16. Doc It worked. Where’d you get from?

  17. Canon deliberitly built in this error code and malfuction problem so that after a few thousand copies the printer would crash. It would encourage a user to scrap the printer and buy a new one. IMO

  18. This worked! Thanks!

  19. DOCTOR, YOU ARE BRILLIANT, i HAD AN EXPERT SORTING OUT MY ANDROID, AND I MENTIONED THE FAULT AND HE COMMENTED THAT THE PRINTER WAS NOT WORTH REPAIRING WITH THE FAULT 6A80, AFTER HE LEFT I CARRIED OUT YOUR INSTRUCTIONS AND HEY HO THE PRINTER WORKS, THANKS A LOT.

  20. Thanks. It works.

  21. did the cleaning per NP and did a full reset and it seems to be working for now.

    thanks

  22. IVAN PEDROPILLAI January 20, 2016 at 22:07

    MANY THANKS TO DOCTOR PRINTERLUV.
    I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM (SUPPORT CODE 6A80) WITH MY CANON MG5250 PRINTER. MOVED THE PRINTER HEADS FROM RIGHT TO LEFT A FEW TIMES WITH THE HANDLE OF A PLASTIC SPOON AND THE PRINTER STARTED WORKING. THESE USER FORUMS ARE SO HELPFUL.

  23. WORKED GREAT FOR ME! THANKS!

  24. Worked for me on mp640.

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